Gingerbread Cottage Pet-Friendly in Seaside Village
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Your vacation home is one of the 'twin cottages on Broadway' in the historic village of Bayside. This tiny summer community provides one of the world's safest places for children and friendliest places for grown-ups. Three parks, one with playground equipment and a basketball court, overlook the bay. A lifeguard supervises swimming from the wharf, while grownups and smaller children sit and swim on the pebble beach. The Northport Yacht Club sponsors sailing lessons and if you want to bring a boat you will probably be able to rent an unused mooring through our wharf master. The wharf is a minute's walk away. If you're willing to walk a little further, like 3-5 minutes, you'll find the beautiful, forgiving and very reasonably priced 9-hole Northport Golf Club. The pro is a great teacher and there are some clinics for kids available as well as private lessons. On the way back from the golf course, pick up a book from the Bayside Library -- no need to register and no fines to pay!
Akia Cottage is one of the campground's original cottages, but special in being a rare design, with unusually large bedrooms upstairs. Each of the large bedrooms has a full-size bed, the little bedroom has a twin bed. There are ceiling fans in the two large bedrooms as well as in the living room.
The wrap-around front porch is a great place to sit and watch Bayside go by in the morning with your coffee, and in the evening the back porch provides glimpses of light on the Bay and privacy for your evening relaxation.
The cottage has been recently renovated, freshly painted and very clean, with completely new bathrooms and a new downstairs den area that stays cool when the weather is hot and has heat for cold evenings! The kitchen is simple but large with fully functional appliances and ample eating and cooking implements. A tiny television is available, useful mostly for DVD viewing, since the TV signal is minimal.
Our great neighbors are one of the most outstanding features of our cottage and the village is a favorite spot for families with children, many of whom return here every year, so there's always someone to make friends and play with.
The closest 'destination walk' takes you 3/4 mile down the road to the Bayside Store, with the coast's greatest submarine sandwiches and cheapest gas (you have to pay cash or check for the gas, though!). Longer hiking the other way takes you along the Penobscot Bay to the relatively warm waters of Kelly's Cove (at high tide only) and then in a 6-mile loop up Mount Percival and back to Bayside. Nearby Camden Hills provides more serious hiking and Knight's Pond has warm water swimming and boating. Nearby on Route 1 there is a place to rent kayaks and canoes.
Our Cottage, like most of Bayside's homes, has no private yard space, so your well-behaved dog must be walked regularly on a leash and cleaned up after. If your dog is crate-trained, a large crate is available in the den should you need to leave your dog home alone while you sight-see.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Bedroom 1
- 1 double
- Bedroom 2
- 1 double
- Bedroom 3
- 1 twin/ single
- 1 sleep sofa /futon
- Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, shower
- On first floor
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- hand-held shower. Off the den at ground level.
- There is no bathroom on the second floor.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pack 'n Play playpen.
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Medical Services
ReviewsWrite a review
My family very much enjoyed our stay at Akia. The rooms were large and comfortably appointed. The beds were good and the kitchen equipped with new appliances. Everything in the cottage was in good working order. As I am a cook, I would have appreciated more cooking utensils (i.e, mixing bowls, measuring spoons, grill utensils, etc.), but this is a minor complaint about an otherwise very satisfying rental experience.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/09/09
- Review Submitted 09/09/09
Owner response: Thanks Alix, it was a pleasure to have you and your family. We'll look for more cooking utensils!
In-season ... $900/week (Sat-Sat) off-season .. $800/week. $35 to supply bed linens and towels. Partial weeks may be available for negotiated rates. Minimum 3 night stay. $75 refundable cleaning deposit. Maine Lodging Sales Tax = 7%. 50% deposit required at booking, full payment required 60 days before rental $75 refundable pet deposit
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Year Purchased: 1938
About the owner: My family bought this original 1870's twin cottage in 1938, and I spent all my childhood summers here. I love having people who appreciate the village and the cottage staying here! Here's the end of the summer 1954, me and my dad and in the shadows the two great aunts that left us the cottage.
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